This week’s Fantasy Roundtable is hosted by Big Jon Williams over at Advanced Fantasy Baseball.
THE TOPIC: You find yourself in 7th place in a 15 team mixed 5×5 league. You’ve just lost your best hitter to injury and your pitching isn’t that good. If you really want to win, what do you do? Please, blog, may I have some more?
One of our blogging brethren over at Midwest Sports Fans was analyzing 37 year old Raul Ibanez’s breakout start to the season and, as part of a rather detailed analysis of park factors and whatnot, ‘begrudgingly acknowledged’ that performance-enhancing drugs cannot be completely dismissed. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hey Razzballers – it’s been a while since our last formal standings update so let’s get crackin’….
In our Razzball Commenter League, the top three have been consistent for several weeks. Anthony G leads the pack by 7 points as he has a remarkable 111.5 points out of 120 in the Gorditas Supreme division. You’d think the division would suck but the overall league performs about equal with the rest of the divisions. ThirdandKing and Mowses are the other two teams over the 100 point mark in their leagues and own the 2nd and 3rd slots. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Razzball is hosting the Fantasy Roundtable this week. Very stressful. Had to clean up my bachelor pad. Was busy baking all day. One guy only drinks decaf because caffeine keeps him up all night. Two guys had torn hip labrums and needed to be Bela Karolyied up the 4 flights of stairs to my apartment. Good times. So here was the question for the group:
What category(ies) do you think about least when drafting and managing your fantasy roster? Please, blog, may I have some more?
This post goes out to all you lovely surfers participating in one of our leagues. Going forward, we’ll have weekly updates (on Sunday nights) to the Master Standings and we’ll note the ‘last updated’ date on the standings page. The standings links are available in the top left of our page (under Razzball Leagues). Please, blog, may I have some more?
Early regrets…I had a few…
The Fantasy Roundtable this week is hosted by Tim Dierkes of RotoAuthority who I remain friendly with despite refusing my suggestion to add an animated Cartman to his site that says “Respect RotoAuthoritah“. His question:
Here on April 30th, what is your single biggest fantasy baseball regret of the year? Please, blog, may I have some more?
We all realize that a player’s lineup position will have an impact on his statistics. I’ve recently been pondering the fantasy impact of scenarios such as:
What is the impact of Russ Martin and Matt Kemp’s fantasy value if they hit 2nd vs. Please, blog, may I have some more?
As the first month of the season winds down, it’s time to finally look in on our Fantasy Razzball leagues to see how well our participants are doing at sucking.
For those unfamiliar with ‘Fantasy Razzball’, it’s a fantasy baseball variation where you aim to manage the worst team possible. (See here for rules). We expanded from one Blogger league last year (won by me – suck it Grey) to 6 10-team divisions: 3 blogger leagues and 3 commenter divisions (note: we may actually have some satellite leagues – need to check on this). We then compile a total standings based on each team’s total points and an index based on league performance (basically, it’s total points of league divided by average league points). Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’ve got a double Roundtable post this afternoon as I got too busy with life and whatnot to post the one from last week.
The first one was hosted by Patrick Cain of the Albany Times-Union Fantasy Baseball section. His advantageous location in the heart of New York State politics makes his blog the must read for the Governor and his staff (as in his staff must read it to him – the NY Guvn’r is blind, people! If he can’t see prostitutes, we New Yorkers assume he’s much less likely to frequent them. Wonder if he does the Ray Charles thing and feels their wrists to know if they’re skinny or not?). Anyway, here’s the link and the question:
What cold starts should I be reading into…and why? Please, blog, may I have some more?
The battle for best fantasy baseballer in Razzball Nation has begun! Actually, it began with opening day but I’ve finally got around to creating the master standings (also available by clicking the ‘RCL Master Standings’ link on the homepage).
There are 108 competitors across 9 leagues. Please, blog, may I have some more?